The Easy Ethics of the Liberal Left
September 3, 2008 2 Comments
The latest media debacle surrounding Sarah Palin’s candidacy for the Vice Presidency brings to mind the easy ethics of the Liberal Left.
First, they moralize about Sarah Palin and her daughter’s choice to have a child rather than get an abortion, and make this a center-piece of their campaign against John McCain—which is nothing short of harassment.
Second, they sponsor a pro-choice policy that has deteriorated into a pro-abortion policy. Thus, they can avoid a potential “scandal” without feeling like hypocrites. If it should become politically expedient for the child of some candidate to have an abortion, the choice would be lauded, if it was ever revealed.
There is something large at stake in the media attention devoted to Bristol Palin’s pregnancy. It sends a signal to all Americans that if they are pro-life, they run the risk of paying a high political price should they act in accordance with their principles. This is not a pro-choice message. It is a pro-abortion message.
That’s something to think about.